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November 12, 2013

Universities receive the lion's share of one-off donations above $1 million (€744,000), according to a recently published study of donor trends in six regions around the world.

Universities receive the lion's share of one-off donations above $1 million (€744,000), according to a recently published study of donor trends in six regions around the world.

The Million Dollar Donors Report 2013, published by UK-based private bank Coutts, found that of the 2 billion known donations over $1 million in the six areas surveyed, 37% were made to higher education institutions.

The study tracked more than $19 billion-worth of donations from 1,249 donors from across the USA, UK, Russia, China, Hong Kong and the GCC.

July 10, 2013

There's some things about business you just can't teach, and family businesses culture is one of them – which is why you should appreciate your next gens.

The British comic Vic Reeves once said that 88.2% of all statistics are made up. Generally, scepticism about stats is healthy, but not always. For example, a survey of HR professionals published in a recent book* found that 97% of recruiters said that having the right “mindset” is more important than having the right skills. Such near-consensus demands that you take notice. And it’s fantastic news for family businesses.

July 9, 2013

Next gen education is all the rage these days, and rightly so. But some are breaking away from the classroom-based approach and are testing youngsters, not to mention giving their confidence a boost. 

Hurtling through the icy tundra north of Tromso in Arctic Norway, with a team of six dogs in front of you and an awful lot of nothing all around, is perhaps not the first place you might choose to do a spot of business education.

April 26, 2013

Education that revolves around play may sound like every kid's dream, and for some children in Billund, Denmark, it is about to become a reality at a new school founded by Lego.

Education that revolves around play may sound like every kid's dream, and for some children in Billund, Denmark, it is about to become a reality at a new school founded by Lego.

The International School of Billund is the idea of Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, the third-gen former head of Lego. He is aiming to turn his hometown into a "capital of children".

The Kristiansen family's Lego Foundation will fund the project. The foundation, with a 25% stake in Lego Group, conducts and sponsors research into teaching and child development.

April 2, 2013

The Bharti Foundation’s educational programmes aimed at India’s poorest people could dramatically improve their lives,
and change attitudes towards women.
 

If there is one thing that a philanthropist wants, it’s bang for their buck. One way to increase the chances that your money does real good is to address a problem where the possibility of success is great, and it’ll be clear what success looks like.

Take, for example, literacy rates among the underprivileged in India – and especially among girls. Female literacy there is appallingly low. Nationwide, just two-thirds of women can read and write, a number that falls to just half in the north-west state of Rajasthan.

September 1, 2011

Is a degree key to success or are family members better off jumping straight into the business? For some, like Sir Anthony Bamford, the billionaire chairman at JCB, joining the family business was the preferred option.  

Every August, British newspapers are full of pictures of smiling young people, jumping for joy with hands clutched around a piece of paper.

In the accompanying articles, the students, who’ve just received their A-level results - the final set of secondary education exams in the UK - outline their plans for the future. “It’s medicine at Durham University for me”, or “I’m doing law at Oxford”, they say, setting out on the same career path as their parents, or carving out their own niche.

October 13, 2010

As we wait on tenterhooks for the economy to recover from the current financial credit crisis, we hear reports that many universities are full and for a number of school leavers there will be no places, writes Sandy Loder.

As we wait on tenterhooks for the economy to recover from the current financial credit crisis, we hear reports this summer that many universities are full and for a number of school leavers there will be no places, writes Sandy Loder. 
 

August 25, 2010

Research on estate transitions is quite specific: 70% of families will lose their assets and their coherence as a family unit following the transition of their estate. Why is this? What are the causes? Unfortunately, the answers to these questions and solving the horrific failure rate are neither obvious nor easy.

Research on estate transitions is quite specific: 70% of families will lose their assets and their coherence as a family unit following the transition of their estate. Why is this? What are the causes? Unfortunately, the answers to these questions and solving the horrific failure rate are neither obvious nor easy.

While the causes of post-transition failure are puzzling to most families, they are no longer a mystery to researchers: the biggest cause of failure lies in unprepared heirs.

March 19, 2009

The ruling family of Abu Dhabi, the al Nahyan dynasty, is backing an ambitious project to set up a chain of schools around the world.

The ruling family of Abu Dhabi, the al Nahyan dynasty, is backing an ambitious project to set up a chain of schools around the world. The emirate's international investment company's real estate arm, Bloom Properties, has signed a deal with a leading British private school to establish a dozen more institutions.

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